• Sociëteit De Kring (map)
  • 7 Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen
  • Amsterdam, NH, 1017 RP
  • Netherlands

We are honoured to welcome as our special guest this session NEDERLANDS FILMFESTIVAL'S: director SILVIA VAN DER HEIDEN and film & television programmer CLAIRE VAN DAAL. We are thrilled to find out more about the upcoming edition of NFF from 27 Sep until 5 Oct @ Utrecht. This is Silvia's first year as NFF's director, we are so looking forward to knowing her better and the new energy she added to this edition. One of this country's most respected film-programmer, Claire van Daal will also share her favourite things on this edition and she picked to screen at this session the graduation short film Dante vs. Mohammed Ali by Marc Wagenaar. 

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Silvia van der Heiden s getting ready for her first festival as Director of the Nederlands Film Festival. Before she started at the NFF, she worked at the VPRO as Head of Marketing & Distribution. Next to her extensive marketing background, she is board member at several cultural organizations, such as The Muziekgebouw aan het IJ and De Kleine Komedie in Amsterdam and Brainwash festival.


Claire van Daal works for the NFF since 2012 as Programmer Film & Television. Before she was student counsellor and program developer at the Netherlands Film Academy and Head of Educational Affairs at the School of Theatre of the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Next to her jobs, she advised several Funds, like the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, she is chairwoman of De Ontmoeting and she is a jury member of Shortcutz Amsterdam.

In our Official Selection, you can watch and meet the teams of:

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Rose Hanawi | Documentary | 07:20 | PREMIERE

This film explores the feeling of identity and belonging from the point of view of the young generation of Dutch people whose parents come from a different culture.
The internal identity conflict affects a significant part of the new generations of the Western world and is of a growing nature due to the reality of emigration.

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Amos Mulder | Experimental | 07:00

Word! is a visual exploration of language set in a post-factual universe. It is a strangely disturbing animated short that short-circuits the rational mind by tapping into subliminal feelings of a parallel posthuman dimension in which words materialize as strange autonomous entities. Quotes in the form of tweets by famous philosophers and writers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, Samuel Beckett, and Lewis Carroll appear throughout the film.